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Feb 11, 2007 06:32 AM

Baumgart's- What's Good?

They just opened a Baumgart's in Livingston. I've never been to any of the other locations and I just wanted to get a general consensus as to what was good there! I have heard mixed reviews so i would definitely be curious as to what others think! Thanks!

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  1. I've only eaten there twice but the chicken salad was wonderful with raisins and nuts. I shared a dish of very good dumplings as well.

    1. Certainly not the service. It sucks, to put it succinctly. I was at the Livingston one earlier this week, and the server brought appetizers, sushi and entree to the table all at the same time, even though we had clearly asked him not to do that. The waiter jut shrugged and walked away. Plus, our chicken and shrimp dish was 95% chicken, and when we asked the waiter about that, he again just shrugged and said that we should talk to the chef. After I complained to the manager, a bowl of delicious shrimp magically appeared. Overall, sushi and Chinese dishes were good, not great, and the service just really pissed me off. Plus they only take Amex and cash - what nerve! I will not be returning any time soon.

      1. I have eaten at three of their locations (the best by far is the Englewood location, good Bergen food town BTW), and their best dish is by far the sesame chicken. I regularly eat at Baums and it is by far the local choice for number one dish.

        1. I just don't get this place--and I know that I'm not alone. I think the food is dull and bland--and as someone earlier mentioned, the service is not good. I've tried several times to like it (Englewood and Ridgewood locations)--and I always end up sending back the dish to the kitchen, because I feel it is inedible. When I complained that the food was bland at the Ridgewood location, the server told me that it is "healthy" food--and looked me up and down while he said it. I felt offended on many levels. First, I feel that servers should not give commentary to their customers, and second of all--I feel that I have a great sense of what is tasty--and this food was very bland. I cook healthy food all of the time that is full of flavor. Take-out Chinese from any other place in the tri-state area would be better. I know some people go there for their desserts--and again, I don't get it. I'd rather not waste my money at that type of restaurant.

          1. Just go for the ice cream!